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  1. Book Sale

    The Buddhist Way Of Action - Christmas Humphreys Crooked Cucumber. The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki - David Chadwick Opening The Dragon Gate. The Making Of A Modern Taoist Wizard - Thomas Cleary Letters of the Nun Eshinni. Images Of Pure Land Buddhism In Medieval Japan - James C. Dobbins The Way to Buddhahood. Instructions from a Modern Chinese Master - Venerable Yin-Shun Bankei Zen - Peter Haskel The Unborn. The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei - Norman Waddell Bhagavad Gita As It Is - Prabhupada The Thunder Wizard Path. Modern Teutonic Shamanism - Michael William Denny The Qur'an - M.A.S. Abdel Haleem Interpretations of the Meanings of The Noble Qur'an In the English Language - Dr. M. Taqi-ud-Din Al Hilali & Dr. M. Mushin Khan Healing Light of the Tao. Foundational Practices to Awaken Chi Energy - Mantak Chia Hsieh Liang Tso and the Analects of Confucius - Thomas W. Selover Tao Te Ching on The Art Of Harmony. The New Illustrated Edition - Chad Hansen The Tao of Yiquan. Warriors of Stillness Volume 2 - Jan Diepersloot PM for details. UK postage only.
  2. That's comforting to know CT. Sometimes I feel VERY alone, even in the midst of family and friends.
  3. I'm finding that compassion is a very difficult quality for me to develop personally. The use of the mani mantra in both formal meditation, and throughout my day has helped a great deal. I feel that part of me is softening somewhat. I know there's a long way to go, but with the right intent and daily practice, I can change myself.
  4. Very nice post CT, and all the best for the new year.
  5. 365 Tao by Deng Ming-Dao

    http://thetaobums.com/topic/14756-365-tao/
  6. Nei Jing Yi Zhi Chan Qi Gong cd_dvd

    $295 for a CD !!!??? That's outrageous.
  7. Let go of your negative emotions

    Nice post Gerard. To add a standing component to any martial art, will accelerate progress immensely. ZZ really is the key for superior health, strength and power in the internal arts. I've practiced standing for a few years now and feel it will be invaluable to my new practice of tai chi.
  8. First Tai Chi Lesson

    I didn't even ask what style it was. To be honest, I'm not too bothered at the minute. I'm just going to enjoy my learning as much as possible and maybe ask more questions at a later date. Because we didn't learn any form work whatsoever, his style would be difficult to make out. Judging by the width and length of his stance when showing us movement, I'd have a guess at saying Yang style.
  9. First Tai Chi Lesson

    Thank you for the good wishes Steve.
  10. First Tai Chi Lesson

    Thank you soaring crane, I intend to !
  11. First Tai Chi Lesson

    Thanks Rocky Lionmouth, that's some good solid advice. Too much MA 'window shopping' can be detrimental to practice.
  12. First Tai Chi Lesson

    Thank you Gerard. Indeed, quality IMA instruction is what I've been searching for what seems to be years, and then all of a sudden, this teacher appears, charging only £2 per session, a five minute walk from my door ? Maybe good karma has played a part. When the student is ready, the teacher appears, as the saying goes.
  13. The work of Stephen C Meyer is fascinating in the world of I.D. After many hours watching very informative videos, reading lots of scientific journals etc etc, I've come to the conclusion that there is one Supreme Creator/Designer. That Creator lies outside the laws of physics, space and time because the Creator created all that is. Both the seen and the unseen. Whether that Creator is named Allah, Yahweh, Jehovah, God, Dao or whatever is irrelevant. Chance has no place in the structured order and extreme fine tuning of the Universe.
  14. Intelligent Design, a Supreme Creator who started the universe. How this fits around the Dao, meditation and qi practices, I've yet to figure out.
  15. First Tai Chi Lesson

    Yep. Lunchtime 12-1. Only £2 as well because it's subsidised by the local council. Also you could tell that the instructor had the 'juice'. Steel wrapped in cotton as the saying goes.